Disaster Response

Amid the Aftermath of Devastation, Blue River is Rising

November 19, 2020

Story by Harriet Vanderbilt / Photos by Liz Miller / Red Cross Cascades Region The rustic riverside town of Blue River, Oregon is a special community. Like so many communities […]

The Oregon Wildfires Inspired Me to Help, The Oregon Spirit Left Me in Awe

November 11, 2020

Story and photos by Anne Stearns / Red Cross Cascades Region My name is Anne Stearns and I was one of Disaster Health Services Supervisors for the wildfire disaster relief […]

Intel Interns Virtually Volunteer During Missing Maps ‘Mapathon’

October 21, 2020

Story by Julia Green / American Red Cross Cascades Region Millions of people across the country have been affected by a natural disasters this year. Along with the pandemic and […]

From Wildfires to Earthquakes – Be Prepared When Disaster Strikes

October 14, 2020

Story by Ali Hargrave / Red Cross Cascades Over the course of the past couple of months, Oregon like much of the West Coast has been devastated by wildfires. Though […]

When A Disaster Hits Your Hometown, ‘You Act’

October 7, 2020

Story by Kalen Pippins / Red Cross Cascades Region I was working when I first got the emergency alert that unusually strong winds were being forecast to hit Lane County, […]

In the Aftermath of Wildfires, the Devastation Becomes More Clear

September 28, 2020

Story and photos by Lynette Nyman / Red Cross Cascades Region When the Holiday Farm Fire blazed through the McKenzie River Valley in Oregon people fled to the east and […]

“That’s what we do”: The Albins’ story of sheltering their neighbors

September 25, 2020

Story by Greta Gustafson, photos by Axl David / Red Cross Cascades Region At 11 am on Tuesday, September 8th, Patty and Chuck Albins’ phone rang. It was the call they were prepared […]

When it Comes to Wildfires, ‘Ain’t Nothing Sacred’

September 22, 2020

Story and photos by Lynette Nyman / Red Cross Cascades Region Michael Chauran is a man of story. But when asked if he’ll write about his experience with the recent Oregon wildfires […]

Red Cross Volunteers from Ohio, Deliver a Warm Meal to those Returning to their Homes in Oregon

September 21, 2020

Story and photos by Lynette Nyman / Red Cross Cascades Region In the two weeks since the start of Oregon’s wildfire disaster, the American Red Cross has provided tens of […]

Oregon Wildfire Response is a ‘Team Effort’ As Volunteers Put Collaboration at the Forefront

September 20, 2020

Story and photo by Axl David / Red Cross Cascades Region Inside a nondescript office building in Salem, Oregon, Jenny Legaspi is working tirelessly to embody a phrase we often say at the Red […]